ICT 0407 - Talk in our Classroom
Duration: 7 hrs
This course promotes a new culture of teacher and student talk in the classroom that goes beyond the IRE/F (Initiation-Response-Evaluation/Feedback) interaction mode. This workshop promotes dialogic teaching which has the potential to engage learners, stimulate and extend their thinking, and advance their learning and understanding across subjects.This module aims to prepare teachers for handling the C2015 policies of maximising students' learning outcomes, in particular, Self-directed Learning (SDL) and SEL (Social-Emotional Learning) competencies. Dialogic talk may also be used as a powerful tool for scaffolding formative assessment events in the classroom and will help participants in their understanding of talk, questioning strategies and formative assessment.
ICT 0415 - Developing Critical and Inventive Thinking Through Design Projects
Duration: 6 hrs
This course explores a way of teaching and learning critical thinking skills and inventive thinking skills through a single programme or project. By experiencing the learning process themselves, participants will examine how design projects can be used to develop students’ critical and inventive thinking skills.
ICT 0416 - Design Thinking as a Methodology for Developing 21st Century Skills and Competencies: Introduction for Educators
Duration: 3 hrs
In this introductory workshop, participants will learn what design thinking is, with a focus on understanding the core values and sensibilities of the design thinker. They will experience the design thinking processes in a hands-on activity, and then critically explore how design thinking may be used to develop 21st century skills and competencies in schools.
ICT 0417 - Design Thinking: Tools and Methods
Duration: 14 hrs
This course introduces participants to the concept of design thinking, as well as a basic set of design thinking tools and processes. Participants will immediately put into practice the tools and processes they have learned as they attempt to create innovative solutions to solve a real-world human problem. The course ends with an exploration of possible ways of applying design thinking tools and processes in Singapore schools.
ICT 0419 - Dialogic Argumentation: Development of Thinking and Expository Writing
Duration: 10 hrs
This course will introduce participants to the practice of dialogic argumentation. We explore the theory of how social argumentation mirrors individual thinking and is thus a productive path to developing 21st century dispositions and thinking values. The curriculum is a structured approach designed to help students debate broad issues represented by 2 opposing perspectives. Research evidence shows that repeated practice of dialogic argumentation improves students’ expository essay writing, as expository essay writing requires a high level ability to integrate multiple perspectives and evidence. Participants will engage in dialogic argumentation with each other in order to better understand the argumentation process. Time will also be set aside for participants to discuss issues of implementation in the classroom.